Hi Everyone! I have been away from the boards for a while - busy with studies and family. I hope all is well for you here....I miss you. Last semester, I had tough classes that didn't allow me time to sew, but I have a project all ready to go now! It is sure fun to be back in my sewing room and here on the boards.....some of you I can picture saying things you type - ha!
We have had some unfortunate family news. My middle child (age 9) was diagnosed with BRE - Benign Rolandic Epilepsy. All things condsidered, this was a great diagnosis as it could have been much, much worse. It is the "best" kind of epilepsy to have; she should outgrow it by 15/16. She's been having mild seizures (mostly in her sleep), and since there were a few daytime episodes too, we had to medicate her. This is very managable - we won't have to change her lifestyle too much really. I am a little nervous about summer activities. She will wear a bike helmet if she rides. Swimming makes me really freak out...I will have to be there with her at all times. If you have an experience with epilepsy, please feel free to PM or e-mail me. I would appreciate any advice.
Don't want to end on a bad note....I am doing well, my kids are healthy and active and I am looking forward to jumping into a few things here on the board this summer.
Good to hear from you Tonya ... I was thinking about you just last Friday ... remembering what a GREAT job you did in quilting Lyndsay's quilt of love Thank you again for that, and will keep your family in pr@yer ... Hang in there mom
Interesting...I haven't been on board much either and here you are, Tonya! Plan to go to MNQ show this year ? I am not sure, if or when, DH is doing a lot of Dr appts currently.....He is a survivor after 9 yrs, still works a bit too. Sorry to hear about your DD. Sometimes I feel guilty for having 6 "perfect" children. What irritates me is when they do stupid things, LOL...Take care and I will keep you in T&P's. Joyce
6 JOY WOW! Tonya: nice to hear from you...will be awaiting your new project pics as you do some EXCELLENT work; your sculptured people in NC Retreat were very well done!! Wishing the best for your youngun. I'm confident you folks will do all the right things with a happy outcome. Enjoy the day and welcome back.
Posts: 9070 | Location: Always Moving A Bit | Registered: Jan 27, 2003
Tonya, My GS gets seizures once in a while He went 364 days before his last seizure. One thing that helps him besides meds is no artifical sweetners of any kind. That was the hard part. the lucky help was when he was having so many seizures they got a dog. This dog was not a trained dog but the dog could tell when he was going to have a seizure and would let our DIL know. He was a G o d sent dog and when the seizures got farther apart the dog was called home. We will always miss the dog. I wish you good luck and will say some p's for your DD. Welcome back
Posts: 3146 | Location: Des Moines, Wa. USA | Registered: Jan 05, 2004
Welcome back, Tonya, I thought of you a couple weeks ago when we drove close to your home area in a garage sale day! Glad most things are going well for you.
My oldest daughter had some seizures when she was young. Her first was in third grade (right after receiving an A on her spelling test--always thought the timing was humorous). Her next was a week later so we took her in and she was put on phenobarb. That took care of any more most of the time. She ended up having a seizure about once a year for a few years. Then about 9th grade she was a camp (5 hours away) and seemed to have some clusters of in and out episodes. Since I was still at camp I was able to take her to the local hospital and they put on her something heavier. She wasn't on that long and I can't remember now what caused her to get off all the meds, other than no more seizures. She is now 35 with 4 kids of her own, not on any meds and doing well. G0d was really on top of her care. All episodes were in safe areas and where the right people for assistance were available. We never did have a diagnosis for her, they couldn't define what was happening but mentioned at the beginning years that many girls can have seizures for a span of years and grow out of it. I do hope that her time of meds and episodes is short lived.
Posts: 5731 | Location: SE MN | Registered: Jan 02, 2006
Tonya, its so good to hear from you!! Sorry DD has had an unpleasant diagnosis, but let's continue to hope that she will, indeed, grow out of it. Meanwhile, take care of yourself and give her a hug for me, okay?
Sorry to hear about the illness with your young'un. Had a cousin with the same thing and she did, in fact, grow out of it and there are no after effects or signs of it today. I'll pray for the same for your little girl.
Tonya- So good to see you on the boards again. I often think of you. Looked one day on Facebook to see if I could find you and couldn't. I am not on here as much now since I started my pottery business, but I check in here once in a while. I, like you miss everyone too. Sometimes life just gets too busy. Sorry to hear about your daughter but so thankful she is going to outgrow it. I'll be saying some Prayers for you and your family. Take Care!
Tonya, always good to see you posting. I will think good thoughts for your DD and family. I bet you have missed your sewing. I know you did so much for QWL. Enjoy your summer. Hope it is filled with much fun. Hugs, Maggie